Mamma Mia!

2 Jul

I love ABBA.  I love going to see Mamma Mia! and watching women of all ages dance in the aisles because everyone knew the words.  I love watching the movie on sing-along settings even though I know all of the words…One of my favorite things about the movie (other than Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan) is the view (again other than of Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan).  Gorgeous Greek beaches makes me think of sea food.

Below is a fun summery tilapia recipe.  Perfect for two.  Enjoy!

I came up with this when I wanted fish and chips but did not have flour or the traditional white fish (cod or haddock etc.).  Simply replace batter with breadcrumbs and you have a yummy lighter alternative to the traditional deep fried fish.

2 tilapia filets (if you’re using frozen filets, make sure they’re defrosted)
1 cup of plain breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon of dried marjoram
lemon wedge
2 teaspoons of paprika
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
1 ½ teaspoons of red pepper flakes (optional)
1 lightly beaten egg
1 cup of canola oil or olive oil

You’ll need two bowls, one for the bread crumbs and one for the egg. Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl and set aside. Lightly beat egg and put in separate bowl. Heat oil in a pan large enough to hold both filets without crowding. Each filet needs to be dropped in beaten egg before going into the breadcrumb mixture. If you’re using a pre-flavored breadcrumb mixture, you may want to adjust what outside seasonings you add to the breadcrumbs. Also, be careful because certain flavorings of breadcrumbs can be very salty tasting so adding more salt till over power the fish. When oil is hot turn heat to medium high heat or a middle flame. Place breaded filets into oil. You want to outside to be crispy and the inside to be just cooked (over cooked fish is gross if you dine out and your fish tastes over cooked, send it back!) Feel free to flip the filets over a couple of times. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel. Garnish with lemon.  YUM!

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